I can’t believe myself… writing up a really in-depth analysis of APH America & APH England’s cannon relationship. Kind of addresses the England and America being related subject, blows holes through it, actually.
before anything else I’d like to mention that this compilation of pearl apologizing that’s going around is only 20 fucking seconds long. 20 SECONDS out of hours and hours of show right now really doesn’t mean shit in the grand scheme of things.
Also, you know what she hasn’t apologized for? Letting him fall in rose’s scabbard. Getting them chased by the police in last one out of beach city. Nearly killing him as a baby. All the times she’s made him feel bad for not being able to live up to rose’s legacy. She herself putting those expectations onto him.
Not to mention sorry doesn’t excuse the shit she did to garnet in the sardonyx arc
Also ‘apologizes more then any titular character’. They literally make a note in the post that steven apologizes the most out of the any of the characters and his name is in the damn title of the show
Not to mention the post basically tells people they’re wrong for criticizing pearl but knowing this person that’s to be expected.
If anybody wants to add more example of Pearl Not Apologizing onto this feel free
(Oops, reached tumblr photoset limit, don’t mind gigantic Tsubakyun and Bel(?))
Aaaah well, I’m a big seiyuu fan :P And one of the thigs I enjoy A LOT about Servamp is of course the seiyuu cast! ♥ So ever since I first listened to the Drama CDs I’ve been wanting to do this, noticing that a lot of them have done roles in the (homo)sports animus! We’ve yet to listen to Mikuni and Jeje, but since their seiyuus were announced, I included them~
If you want to check the seiyuu/character/show references, keep reading:
on your biblical women post you added some names in the tags, so can you explain further why you like them as well?
Claudia Pilate - oh, the Pilates. You would think they would be the obvious villains of the Passion Play because, yknow… they’re the Romans. They’re the colonizers. They’re the ones who, essentially, send jesus to his death - but because the gospels are written as propaganda, some of that aimed towards Romans, the Pilates get pacified in the text and that puts them in this fascinating, villains-but-not, moral-but-not perspective that is one of the most complex and interesting parts of the passion. So some sources say Claudia is plagued with dreams about Jesus, and that’s why she warns her husband off killing him, and others say she’s a Christian convert - the first Christian convert. The Pilates and their weird psuedo-political actually love match moral quandry marriage/role in Judea is honestly the greatest
The Queen of Sheba - SHEBA IS THE BOMB HONESTLY. MY FAV SINCE I WAS LIKE SEVEN YEARS OLD she’s a figure that’s shrouded in myth - there’s arguments over where the kingdom of Sheba even was, so like most of the stuff in the old testament it’s all up in the air, historiography-wise - but honestly I love even just the concept of her, a queen in her own right with her own kingdoms to rule over, who wants to learn and understand about other faiths and people and so rocks up to the court of King Solomon like ‘teach me about god!’ and he looks at her like ‘mmmk… if you teach me about love’ WHAT GREAT RECIPROCITY BETWEEN THEIR ANCIENT NATIONS
Jezebel - LADY MACBETH, CERSEI LANNISTER, CLAIRE UNDERWOOD ARE ALL JUST DIFFERENT VERSIONS OF JEZEBEL. She’s the woman born into a male dominated world and uses every weapon she has - sexuality, manipulation, other people’s perception of her - to make a place for herself and win some power, any power. She’s villified for it, of course, and she meets her end because that’s what happens to women to connive, don’t you know, that’s what happens to women who assume that they’re on an equal playing field with men - and she’s demonised in the text because the text wants so badly for you to assosciate a woman who had agency with sin, and with false prophets, of going against the natural order of things. Jezebel knows her world, she knows how to wield power, she knows what symbolism does so even when she knows she’s about to die, she dresses up in all her finery and jewels because even though she lost, she’s still the queen.
Esther - y’all know your Margaery Tyrells and all those beautiful lowkey political conniving queens? ESTHER IS THE ORIGINAL FLAVOUR. ESTHER IS PROTOTYPE and i love her so much. So Esther’s a foreign queen in a foreign land, married to a king who killed his last wife. But despite all that, and the fact that she has absolutely no political capital, she still manages to use her beauty and her guile and her intelligence to sway the emperor and save not only herself BUT HER ENTIRE PEOPLE IN HIS KINGDOM. And she even makes him fall in love with her along the way ESTHER IS SO BOMB THAT IN THE SAUSAGE FEST THAT IS THE BIBLE SHE GETS HER OWN BOOK.
“The world’s full of lies.
There’s no way of knowing what’s right.
All we can do is believe in ourselves.
From here on out, I use my eyes. Think. And act.
I might not make all the right choices.
But as long as I’m the one who decided what to do,
there’s nothing to regret.”
I just saw your other post/tags where the therapist asked you why you were there. That was really unprofessional of them. Therapists should be aware that many people (especially those with selfesteem or self-identity issues) have problems expressing themselves, assessing what their feelings/"self" in the first place, and may severely downplay them even if they reckognize them. A good therapist should be able to work with that, and not question the client's legitimacy. I'm sorry that happened. :(
nah in that case it was fine in that context
I was in a group therapy group three hours a day three times a week for people whose mental illnesses were stopping them from functioning in society, but all the skills they mentioned and wanted us to work on were things I’d been trying by different names and hadn’t been able to make work on my own, but I was one of the higher functioning people there aside from people whose high functioning was so much functioning it was ruining their lives bc they couldn’t take a break
in that case it wasn’t questioning WHY I was there like “what right do you have to be here”, it was “we know there’s a reason, but we don’t know what it is” and they did it privately and in a separate hallway during a break
and then while I was trying to figure out why I was there other than the recurrent thought of “i really need a lot of therapy right now” i had a conveninet breakdown and it was like “oh!! yeah this. This happens sometimes. I can’t actually feel feelings. That’s why I’m here :) “
it’s really hard to have people believe you that you no longer feel feelings until you’re crying really hard and talking calmly through it, but like. Good demo, me. Good demo.
her beloved grandson. She feels selfish for it, but she’s rather glad that there’s someone in her family who isn’t predisposed to the Jedi. Because very rapidly because of Anakin being the chosen one and then Luke becoming a Jedi in an era where there were no Jedi (and if we’re following Legends just a little bit, Leia in turn becoming a Jedi), and then Ben–it seems that she created a legacy of Jedi. Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing–after all, during her lifetime, the Jedi Order was an established force for good. Jedi saved her life more than once, she married one.
But because of how complicated being attuned to the Force is, because of the morality that goes with it and the assumption that because someone is Force Sensitive that it rests solely on their shoulders to save everything, it does bring a sense of foreboding. It was that same Atlas Complex that inevitably crushed Anakin and gave rise to Vader, that caused Luke to go into hiding, that caused Ben to join Snoke. And because of a lot of those reasons, she’s grateful that Matt is just…Matt. Maybe Matt isn’t always glad of that, but she is. Because as much as she crusaded for saving the galaxy when she was alive, that same crusade has consumed her family literally now for generations.
So she’s grateful to have someone who, by virtue of not being Force Sensitive, is more out of the firing line. Is safer. That he’s soft where everyone else is steel, and she sees a lot of herself in him; he’s all her softness and none of her fire, and it seems like all of the malice was given to Ben instead–which is a whole other degree of sadness and train of thoughts–but she loves Matt, exactly as he is. Even and perhaps especially because he is unlike the rest of their family.
Puppy update #8: LUCA AND CALU ARE OFFICIALLY ADOPTED!!
It all began with this post: [X] (careful scrolling because it contains graphic images of the puppies’ injuries) Udates: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7
So this Friday, while I was on my second day of Comic Con PT as a seller in Artists’ Alley, I got a call from the animal association that’s been helping me trying to find a family for Luca and Calu and they gave me the most wonderful news:
The puppies were adopted by their temporary foster family!!
I honestly couldn’t even reply because I got all chocked up and started to sob my heart out, but I honestly was so happy that the puppies finally had a place they could call home I couldn’t deal with my emotions. I’m still a bit emotional because these puppies experienced first hand just how awful humans can be and for them to finally be treated, healthy and safe is a huge joy (and a relief) for me.
Their foster family (now adoptive) loved them so much that they decided to keep them as members of their own family. What’s more, the babies will never be alone and apart from each other. This was a fear of mine all along too, in case people decided to adopt just one of them and separate them. Thankfully it wasn’t the case!
That said, any donations I receive will be promptly transferred to the animal association that helped me find these puppies a family. Their specialty is to care for mothers and babies who were left abandoned (although they do not refuse to care for other animals) and they’re always in need for donations. If you’re interested to know more about them, please send me a non-anon ask and I’ll be more than glad to link you to their facebook.
I know I’ve thanked everyone a million times, but I’m so thankful for all the help provided and your generous donations to help ensure these puppies would be taken care of. Any amount of donations given were so helpful and vital for the babies… I’m eternally thankful to everyone who contributed and last Friday we saw the results of our efforts!
The babies finally have a home!!
This is a happy ending for them, but I’ll keep supporting the association that helped me because our job never ends (if you want to help just let me know! We have a lot of mothers and babies in serious need of treatment).
I’ll still post their pictures here, so they can bring your day some joy and hope.
June’s Pride month! New followers: Letting you guys know that I’m SUPER active in June pride festivities so get ready to have your dash flooded with LGBT positivity! I’ll be tagging everything as Pride 2017 so you can block that if you don’t want to get your dash spammed. That’s not all I’m going to be posting about but yeah every year there’s always quite a bit of it.
TLDR - Block the tag Pride 2017 if LGBT positivity spam isn’t your thing come this June.
I don’t judge, some people aren’t out and don’t want things like that showing up on their screens in situations or some people may just not like getting spammed. HOWEVER: If you actually have a problem with LGBT positivity, you can unfollow me. Once again, I’m an out of the closet genderfluid lesbian so I’m probably not the best person to follow if you’re not ok with gay things.
In honor of Haikyuu Day (August 19th), many of the Engeki HQ cast are giving congratulations~
Kawasumi Bishin (Taketora) will read Haikyuu today to celebrate! Suga Kenta (Hinata) will eat soft-boiled egg over rice (Hinata’s favorite food~)! Tomimori Justin (Asahi) didn’t know so he was pleasantly surprised! Shiota Kouhei (Tanaka) decided to go for… dialect switching because he missed the time he wanted to post his tweet.
Ages ago, someone asked me for my thoughts on character ages, and seeing as the localization seems to be following my headcanon with surprising accuracy (“the adult that you technically are”), I figure it was high time to finish this draft up and post it, because I’ve always looked at her like that.
I think Elise considers the following things to be true:
Being an adult is scary and dangerous. Adults may have to kill people they love. She’s surprised to hear of the history of fratricide between her siblings when Leon talks about it, but doesn’t reject the idea with the vehemence that someone who truly considered such a thing unbelievable would – she has some innate understanding of brutality
(is it a coincidence she’s the only Nohr sibling in a non combat class?). Recall that she’s been exposed to the court of Nohr and the undercity teeming with lowlives; she is less sheltered than Kamui is.
Her family’s happiness is more important than her life. I don’t think this one is arguable; it’s very directly demonstrated, and the fact that she seems to honestly believe Marx would be able to move on from killing her says a lot about how important she thinks she is to him. Her Kamui support is also consistent with this.
Her siblings are at their happiest playing with her. Elise can’t possibly miss that her siblings tend to be very serious people in their daily lives (her Harold support is even directly about getting Marx to smile). Camilla flat out tells her that her optimism and cheer will be what saves Nohr. She’s the only sibling who visits Kamui on such a regular basis. She knows that her brightness has value to them.
And so, with all of those facts, is it so unbelievable that a ~16 year old could prefer to talk of becoming a woman in dreamy, hypothetical terms? That she’d eschew war councils for tag? That she’d keep herself to childish activities over the harsh adulthood of Nohr?
I don’t think that Elise actively lies about anything, but she’s deeply internalized these things and it causes her to shy away from the idea of true adulthood and independence. It’s much safer to play and dream, and it makes her siblings happier, too – why change?